The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 17, 2013

Dollie Barbee Hatley Cook, 91, of Locust, died Sept. 11

Monday, September 16, 2013 — Dollie Barbee Hatley Cook, 91 years of age, of Locust, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at Stanly Manor in Albemarle.

Dollie was born January 8, 1922, in Stanly County, to the late Jason James Barbee and the late Lectie Jane Almond Barbee.

She enjoyed her careers at Postway, Kayser Roth and Pauline’s Dress Shop in Concord. She was a faithful member of Mission Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and first husband, Marvin D. Hatley, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Renie Rushing, Azzie Little and Annie Barbee; and three brothers, Coil, Atlas and Neil Barbee.

Dollie is survived by her husband, Grady O. Cook and his family. She leaves to cherish her memory, her two daughters, Dianne (Tony) Furr of Winston-Salem and Freda (Al) Smith of Charlotte; grandchildren, Angela (Jay) Ostendarp, Zachary Smith, Andy (Ashlee) Furr and Amanda (Shawn) Smith; great-grandchildren, Alec, Jamie, Erin Dollie Ostendarp, Tate and Avery Furr and Henry and Charles Smith; she is also survived by her dear nieces and nephews, in-laws and loving friends.

A Celebration of her Life Service, officiated by Dr. Ronny Russell and Rev. Jeremy Hyde, was at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Mission Baptist Church in Locust.

The family received friends in the Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.

A private burial was at Mission Baptist Church Cemetery.

Thank you to all the caregivers and especially the staff at Stanly Manor.

Memorials may be made to Mission Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 12444 Mission Church Road, Locust, NC 28097 or the charity of one’s choice.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Cook family.

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